You can imagine that on hot sunny, days, the heat would transfer through the metal roof. The high ceilings and open ventilation on each side will help keep the house cooler.
The metal roofs must be very noisy when there is a tropical downpour.
This week we have photos of the Atacama Desert of Chile on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site. If you have not been there, it is worth a visit to our website to see unique, colorful landscape.